A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Even though board-qualified orthodontist Dr. Tom Lowder has beautified smiles for nearly four decades, he doesn’t like to rely on braces to do the straightening. He encourages straight smiles by guiding growth during patients’ formative years, using muscle-trainer appliances and muscle-function exercises in lieu of braces, which can only correct bites retroactively. When braces are necessary, he keeps treatments inconspicuous with Invisalign clear braces, which nudge teeth into position while remaining virtually invisible.
Jolly Family Dentistry maintains mouths with precision and care, ensuring bright smiles, straight teeth, and breath redolent of mint and joy. During the consultation, the dentist will delicately explore oral recesses, noting problem areas for future improvement and placing tiny gold stars on parts of the mouth that are doing well. A series of photos is taken of the mouth for the office's records, streamlining future visits and providing material to blackmail stubbornly crooked teeth into coming clean. X-rays check for unseen tooth or gum decay and note the trajectory of errant wisdom teeth, guaranteeing time to remove the offending molar in the case of imminent impact. If mouths look as though they need more than a scrub down, the Groupon includes $1000 off Invisalign, getting teeth in line and giving them the confidence they need to finally strike up a conversation with that cute piece of gum that’s always hanging around the bicuspids. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment costs $4,995; this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Acropolis Salon and Day Spa beautifies and relaxes physiques with a medley of services ranging from precision haircuts to massages. After shaping tresses into trendy hairdos, stylists can enhance color with artistically placed foils; Fake Bake spray tans bronze bodies sunlessly, and SpaWhite teeth-whitening treatments eradicate enamel stains caused by smoking or accidentally drinking from an inkwell. the spa’s massages unclench tense muscles, and its facials clear pores, leaving clients fresh-faced. A Kiddie Corner, outfitted with an airplane chair and TV, entertains youngsters during their parents’ appointments, and the salon prides itself especially on welcoming children with special needs.